Early Stage Startup Community Programs

Springs Startup is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. We provide new early-stage and community programming for startup founders and the ecosystem.  Our focus is on you, the community, and with your help we will continue to build the next generation of high growth, high impact companies in Colorado Springs.

Pitch Night

Pitch Nights have been a favorite in our community for more than a decade.  With a focus on community feedback and connections, these startup pitches range from the earliest ideas of a company to teams ready to raise venture capital.  We hold pitch nights on the third Thursday of every month. Fill out this interest form to apply to pitch and pay attention to our newsletters for information on attending.

Join us for our first virtual pitch night on April 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. Register here

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekends, a program supported by Techstars, is an action-packed three day program, where aspiring entrepreneurs get to experience the highs, lows, fun and pressure that make up life at a startup. All in just 54 hours.  We plan on hosting at least two Startup Weekends a year in Colorado Springs. If you have ideas for a theme or are just excited to get involved, let us know.  And yes we are able to host them virtually for now.


Startup Week

Free and open to everyone, Startup Week is a celebration designed to support and connect entrepreneurs, aspiring founders, innovation leaders, investors, technologists, innovation leaders, and those interested in the startup community.  We are already starting the planning for COS Startup Week 2022.  Get in touch to find out more.


The Instigators

There have been many people over the years that have strengthened the Springs Startup ecosystem, but these three are responsible for getting Springs Startup fired up with the support of Exponential Impact.


Chris Franz

Managing Director at Pioneer Fund

Rachel Beisel

Marketing Technologist

Leif Ullman

Entrepreneur in Residence

Springs Startup Slack Board

The best way to get involved with Springs Startup is to join our Slack Board, which is open to everyone.  Find out about local events, companies, news, jobs and much more.  Also learn about opportunities to volunteer and support the community.  Get in touch with us and we will send you an invite.